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for mitt romney in michigan. then a discussion on early voting in the 2012 elections. >> you consider that a while ago no one would agree to carry around a tracking device but now we carry around cell phones that you can track. and all our e-mail stored on a server like google. so it's interesting we as a society have given our information out. >> we were looking into cyber and cyber security and cyber war. the pentagon had declared cyberspace the environment of people, machines and networks as a new do main of war and we realize that maybe one in 1,000 people understood what cyberspace was and the degree and depth of the vulnerabilities and what we're trying to do is take pieces of it and explain the fundamentals and the idea is everybody from my mom and dad to congress and people around the country can understand and so maybe start the process of coming up with ways to defend cyberspace better. >> cyberspace vulnerabilities monday night on the communicators on c-span2. >> president obama was at the washington headquarters of the federal emergency management agency to discus
, listen to your state and local elected officials. my message to the governors as well as the mayor social security anything they need, we will be there. and we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipated and looking forward to making sure we've got the best possible response to what is going to be a big and mess si system. craig would i like to add something? >> it's going to come down to people taking those evacuation measures. go online and get instructions. check on your neighbors. this is a big storm. we need to be there for each other. >> ready dot gove for the general public if you need to know how to respond you can get centralized information. in times like this one of the things american do is pull together and we help out one another. so there may be elderly in your area, check on your neighbor and friend and make sure they're prepared. if we do, we're going to get through this storm just fine. we have to be vigilant. don't anticipate just because the immediate storm has passed we're not going
? are you looking at how this may affect elections or campaigns were you live? here is a headline from "the financial times." id says "as the candidates tried to campaign, they are heavily rearranging their schedule, introducing unpredictability into an already razor tight election battle." you can give us a call and tell us where you think the impact will be. this story is from "usa today." one of the angles that could be affected, early voting, indicating a tight race for the white house. "while the campaigns are pointing to absentee and early voting data, there are reasons to be optimistic about the chances. host: let's hear from our first caller this morning. tom, sioux falls, s.d.. good morning. caller: i think it will be a huge impact on the election. especially if these states lose electricity. it may be a scenario with the electric -- member that last storm, one year ago? if they lose the electricity for one week, 10 days, voting machines will not work. i think the brunt of the storm is going to hit a blue state, as they stay. if it had hit a swing state, this would really be someth
in the elections. they are culturally conservative, pro-gun, pro-life, not particularly fond of gay- rights. then think of pennsylvania, draw a big t up the center of the state, fanned out across the new york border, not quite getting to erie or the northeastern part of the state, the big t -- that is the conservative area of the state. basically white, protestant, does not have a definable ethnic group in particular. once you get east of the susquehanna river, with the exception of a few counties, the demography changed sharply. let's get down to southeast -- philadelphia, heavily democratic -- democratic, but the suburban counties, and montgomery, chester, delaware, the swing townies. two of them now have a democratic edge, two of them have a republican registration edge. to win pennsylvania, you have to do very well in the swing townies and then move up a little bit -- counties and then move up to the north. allentown, lehigh county, northampton county. if you take the four suburban counties and the two lehigh valley counties, swing the county's -- windows counties in aggregate, the tota
of elections right choice voting instructional video. it is part of the department of elections right choice voting outreach campaign and is designed to educate san francisco rig franciscoht choice voting. today we will learn what it is and who is elected using this voting method. we will also talk about with the ranked joyce l. looks like and how to market correctly. finally, we will see how the ranked joyce voting process works and to you an example of an election using ranked choice of voting. so, what is ranked joyce voting? in march 2002 san francisco voters adopted a charter to implement ranked choice of voting, also known as instant runoff voting. san francisco voters will use it to elect most local officials by selecting a first choice candidate in the first column on the ballot and deborah second and third choice candidates in the second and third columns resect to do -- respectively. this makes it possible to elect local officials with the majority of votes. more than 50% without the need for a second runoff election. in san francisco, ranked choice of voting is for the election of
parliament with the fourth place finish. >> i'm sure, if not for the current election laws, we could have won a majority today. pick out the cover -- kick out the current government and formed a new coalition government. >> his party could team up with the other party of -- with the party of yulia tymoshenko. she voted from prison, under the eye of the osce election monitors. the osce slammed the elections as a step back for ukrainian democracy. >> i am joined by our correspondent in kiev -- kyev. the claim that this is a step back for the country -- what does that mean? >> the watchdogs are surprisingly clear. all the election day has been more or less calm, they say there were major violations. there was no equal playing field, no equal media access for opposition parties. the ruling party abused its power and money to manipulate. they used money to influence these elections in their favor. we have heard it before. the osce these elections a clear step backwards for the democratic process ukraine had already made. >> the ruling party looks victorious at the moment, but we have seen revitali
. a special focus on the battleground states where this election will be won. >>> the final push has president obama and governor romney barnstorming seven critical swing states across the country. in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. the argument -- >> the unemployment rate is falling. manufacturing is coming back to our shores. our assembly lines are hum again. >> the passion -- >> this is an election about big things, about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground in these states. all-important ohio -- can romney win the white house without it? we're ask the state's republican governor, john kasich. and also joining us, wisconsin's republican governor, scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john hickenlooper. analysis on what will tip the scales in this historically tight presidential race. from our roundtable, from msnbc, rachel maddow. "new york times" columnist, david brooks. "washington post" columnist, ej dionne. former ceo of hewlett-packard, now vice
and it is threatening to alter the outcome of the election. the federal courts will continue to be closed tomorrow. the house and senate will come in for a pro-forma sessions with no legislation scheduled. fema headquarters held a conference call about the storm. mr. fugate said it has enough money for an initial response to the storm. this is half an hour. >> thank you. good afternoon, everyone. thank you for dialing in today. two main administrators, craig fugate and dr. rick knab. each of them will have opening comments and then we will take questions. please limit yourself to one question and no follow-ups. with that, let me turkish -- turned over to the administrator. >> good afternoon. as hurricane sandy keeps approaching and moving closer to the coast, we are going to be rapidly moving from preparing to support response operations. we have been moving commodities, bottled waters, meals, blankets, cots, and volunteer agencies moving their supplies in. today we have been looking at generator needs. we already had a pretty considerable number of generators and route to the area. these are the
. the polls are showing him with a lead of significance in this election. host: give us a sense of the demographics of the state's voters? who are we talking about? give us a sense of some key areas as we look at this map. guest: there are couple of key areas. first, let's look at eastern iowa, davenport and the surrounding area, a couple hundred thousand people, it is a swing county. davenport is industrial, democratic. it will depend on turnout. if you go to the northwest corner -- corridor of the state, that is a role, very republican area. -- a rural. an area that is more or less evangelical christians, and they're not excited about mitt romney. they are republicans. he does not energized them. we will see what the turnout looks like in northwest iowa. those two areas, if we want the turnout in posted areas, it's very heavy in the quad cities, but good news the democrats. it's very heavy in northwest iowa, but good for republicans. the central part of the states, including des moines, that democratic. we will watch the turnout. democrats have to come out of here with $10,000
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charged with breach of privacy in greece. and election results in the ukraine suggest they might not have an overall majority. welcome to bbc world news. china appears for a change of leadership. how will it affect ordinary people? we will hear from villagers living in the shadows of the great wall. and there's a new environment. the east coast of the united states is waking up to what could soon be a super storm. 140 kilometers per hour winds battering large areas as the hurricane grows in strength. sandy is expected to bring with it a life-threatening storm surge. these are live pictures from new york. the city waking up in darkness at the moment. in maryland, residents are bracing for the category one hurricane. this is live from maryland. 50 million people are affected on the east coast. schools and transport has been closed down. mandatory evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people caught in low-lying areas of new york city. the stock market is closed in new york. national air travel affected. many airlines affected and have had to cancel flights in and out. another piece of break
team. and that's it for today, have a great week and we'll see you from our election headquarters in new york, next fox news sunday. noift night ♪ig fox. for now that's how we'll report. >> first on goal on huckabee. one state gives both candidates the best shot. >> that is an ohio welcome. hello, ohio . >> will they call the right play in ohio and can they win the election without the buck eye state. americans paying more and saving less and prices and taxs and hettle care set to cost more will your wallet decide your vote. little rock. fort hood. that is not work place violence it is terrorism. and now libya. >> something fishy about what happened over there. why won't the administration call it what it is. terrorism. welcome to huckabee. tonight we are coming to you from our fox burro in washington dc. and early voting started in many states and one of the early voters in ohio was president obama. he had to produce a photoid to vote. help me to understand recognizable person in the entire united states of america has to show his photoid why is it too much to ask that for the
election and most importantly, you and your family. accu-weather meteorologist joining me now. he has been tracking the path. what are you seeing? >> well, it looks like we are just upon landfall within the next 28-30 minutes, like you said. far reaching effects, just the sheer magnitude, encompassing over 1,000 miles. we go from the heavy snow to the flooding rains. let's talk about the biggest impact for the next couple of hours. of course for coming above high tide. battery park 8:00. and thinking we will see 11, even 11 and a half feet of water rise, close to some record levels all the way down the jersey coastline with the biggest impact is felt, again, from the battery southboond. so definitely some very nasty conditions likely to continue for the next several hours. gerri: as you look at your map and you consider what is going on, i'm troubled territory for so many out there. is this storm, have you ever seen anything like this? >> nothing. in all my years of forecasting a have never seen a system make a move north and then been back off to the west. extremely low pressure. will lik
the political ramifications of the storm in the coming days. we are nine days to go until the election. i want to go live first to asbury bark on the new jersey shore where we go through the latest, including what you were talking about. we could see the aftereffects through election day. >> exactly, david. this is a monster storm. right now, it's about 260 miles south-southeast of cape hatteras but it's also 395 miles east of new york city. it is a sprawling system. tropical force winds extend out 500 miles from the center of the storm. this is 1,000 miles in diameter. it's making its way along the coast. right now, it's a category 1 storm. it's going to parallel the coast for 24 hours. late monday night, early tuesday morning, the path of the storm brings it on shore in central coastal new jersey. the worst part of the storm is the northeast quadrant. that northeast quadrant, if it follows this path, we expect it to will put it in line for coastal new jersey, new york city connecticut, new england. the storm surge is going to be anywhere from five to ten feet above normal tide. it's going to
intersection with this other new tom none, which is early voting. we don't really have election day in america anymore. we have election month. and the democrats have actually been a little bit ahead of republicans in 2008, and possibly this cycle. they've certainly been feeling very good about their early voting turnout operation, get out the vote is not just get out the vote on election day. and so to the extent that the hurricane interferes with that ability in states with early voting and we expect maybe 40% of votes could be early votes this election cycle. that's extraordinary to the extent it interfears, you could already hear david axelrod expressing concern this morning. that could be a problem for democrat democrats will. >> schieffer: bob shrum, the traditional thinking is, old people efficient weather is bad-- >> i resemble that remark, too, bob. >> schieffer: they might not bible to get to the polls. and generally it's the zealots who turn out in the worst weather. they're the ones who make sure they get there. >> i think older voteres, unless they're in a really tough situation a
they win the election without the buck eye state. americans paying more and saving less and prices and taxs and hettle care set to cost more will your wallet decide your vote. little rock. fort hood. that is not work place violence it is terrorism. and now libya. >> something fishy about what happened over there. why won't the administration call it what it is. terrorism. welcome to huckabee. tonight we are coming to you from our fox burro in washington dc. and early voting started in many states and one of the early voters in ohio was president obama. he had to produce a photoid to vote. help me to understand recognizable person in the entire united states of america has to show his photoid why is it too much to ask that for the rest of that. most of them gave up the licenses and passport. if chicago requires voters id. those who say we ain't got voters fraud going on around here, they must have missed the powerful and disturbing reports filed by eric shawn who exposed voters fraud in multiple states. eric reportod hudson hallum a sitting democrat who pled guilty vodka voting scheme ited h
report before the election. last month, it gave the president a boost. will the october number matter more? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "time" magazine's joe klein. the bbc's katty kay. cnbc's kelly evans. and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, we're staring down at the wind tunnel now but historic perfect political storm in the coming nine days of this campaign. and these closing days when we played out in mind games on both sides. the president saying he jist wants to hold on -- he just wants to hold on. >> what we have is a lead that we've maintained throughout this campaign. and we are going to just continue to drive home the message that there are two fundamentally different choices in this election. about where we take the country. chris: and he's on the air with a fear factor ad. >> 537. the number of votes that changed the course of american history. >> florida is too close to call. >> so this year, if you're thinking that your vote doesn't count, that it won't matter. well, back then, there were probably at least 537 people who felt
is closed. and just eight days out from election day, the super storm is impacting the presidential race as well. president canceled a florida campaign rally this morning, returning to washington to meet with his storm response team. and this afternoon the president assured anxious americans that the federal government sf ready. >> we have prepositioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. we're making sure that food and water and emergency generation is available. i'm confident that we're ready, but i think the public needs to prepare for the fact that this is going to take a long time for us to clean up. >> and with that lengthy cleanup in mind, the president was asked about the potential impact on the quickly approaching election. >> the election will take care of itself next week. right now our number one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives, that our search and rescue teams are going to be in place, that people are going to get the food, the water, the shelter they need in case of emergency and that we respond as quickly as
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. >>> with just nine days to go before the u.s. presidential election, the hurricane is altering the schedule and strategies of the two main candidates. president barack obama was set to campaign in three key states on monday, but he cut his trip short and returned to washington to monitor the storm. in 2005, obama's predecessor, george w. bush, was harshly criticized for his slow response to hurricane katrina. the storm devastated the south of the united states including the city of new orleans. republican challenger mitt romney also canceled all campaign events in the state of virginia on sunday. both candidates are concerned about the impact on voting. >>> united nations officials are urging the government of myanmar to stop an ethnic conflict that's displaced tens of thousands of people. buddhists are fighting a muslim minority in the western state of rakhine state. >> reporter: the conflict involves majority buddhists and minority muslims called rohingyas. local authorities say the latest wave of violence has killed 84 people and wounded more than 120 others. the international group huma
as election day closes in for one of the most bitter an competitive presidential races ever. we will have complete coverages of -- coverage of both stories and how they intersect. first, hurricane sandy. we have team fox coverage. meteorologist janice dean will tell us where the storm is heading. as far as where it is right now, we have reporters on the ground throughout the region. jonathan shunt in long island. on long island new york. doug mckelway is in delaware. we begin with rick leventhal at point pleasant beach, new jersey. good evening, rick. >> bret, the wind is ridiculous at this hour. at #:00, i clock wind gust at 57 miles per hour. it feels like it's 70 to 80 now. i'm hanging on the rail or i probably, well, you can see the street. the ocean is merging with the ocean avenue. if you look to the left, not sure if you can tell how ferocious the winds are. they're in the 12 to 15 to 20-foot range. at times curling and crashing over the dunes to bring water to point pleasant. this town was evacuated yesterday. most of the residents heeded warnings. all of the beach communities up
>> chris: i'm chris wallace, with nine days until the election, obama an romney pull out all the stops. ♪ >> chris: it is the swing state show down. as the candidates crisscross the country. we'll discuss where the race stands and what issues matter most, with senators from the states who will decide the election. republicans rob portman of ohio. and ron johnson of wisconsin. democrats mark warner of virginia and mark udall of colorado and how does the electoral map look going in to the last week of the campaign, we'll ask the sunday panel where the race will be won and lost and from fine debate to around the clock rallies, we're on the stretch, on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. we'll get to our coverage of the presidential race, in a moment. but, first, that huge storm that is bearing down on the east coast, threatening millions, as well as disrupting campaign schedules. here's the latest on the storm from the fox news extreme weather center, in new york. >> chris, yes, the storm likely we've nev
to abolish fema. one week before election day and 800-mile wide hurricane is bearing down on 60 million people across a dozens states. the damage may be upwards of $18 billion and could produce life-threatening conditions. it's taken the lives of 65 people as it powered through the caribbean. the october surprise is here in a time of crisis voters must determine whether they want governor romney at the helm and if he there is what kind of relief will be on offer. the paradox of the mittens, obfuscation and adjusted policy continues. lawrence? >> excuse me. i'm doing a note to self about use that romney video tonight. >> please do, my friend. >> if the power is still on in this building and we're still doing -- >> please do. if that old video archive is still up an running. >> that's good. what you call on point. >> yes. >> for this particular news cycle. >> it is. john king interrupts him and says even for disaster relief and he continues on saying it's immoral and makes no sense. >> that's the wonderful version of ideological consistency that occasionally erupts in republican primaries
. this is a very important moment. i don't know if you know this but we're very close to an election eight days away. how he handles this might be enormously important to how you vote in november. that's the president talking about the importance of fema. when you talk to mitt romney, if he talks like he did during the primaries, he told you he's not interested in fema. >> therefema is running out of money and some are saying maybe we are learning what the state's role should you. >> when you take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. to go even further and send it to the private sector, that's even better. >> cenk: private sector? so you want to profit off this? mitt romney's obsessed, man. the only thing the guy ever thinks about is money. he sees a storm and doesn't think how am i going to protect america. no, it's how am i going to make a buck of this. this is not the time to privatize. that's like privatizing the police or fire department. oh i'm going to request those people in that storm depending if i make an extra dollar out o
to have to ask for your patience. >> just eight days until the election and sandy is the october surprise. president canceled everything, flew back from florida today to take charge in the situation room. >> because of the nature of this storm, we are certain that this is going to be a slow moving process through a wide swath of the country and millions of people are going to be affected. so the most important message that i have for the public right now is please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. >> that left bill clinton flying solo in florida. >> i was supposed to be the warmup man for president obama today. but that storm on the east coast had other ideas. >> governor romney canceled his schedule tonight but today he was still campaigning out of the storm's path in ohio. >> on the eastern coast of our nation, a lot of people are enduring some very difficult times. and our hearts and our prayers go to them. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. and we are in a special edition today, hurricane sandy growing stronger, reaching what could be historic
on election day? >>guest: well, chris, the governor has declared a state of emergency. i think we don't have an extensive as early voting in virginia as other states but i think in terms of how the president looks, it looks good. the "washington post" has a poll with the president above the magic 50 percent mark, 51-47 percent, and he had a great rally in richmond. i was with him and 15,000 strong, the strong of the rally in virginia to date. and the storm will throw havoc in the race because i was supposed to be the president and president clinton on monday but the rally is canceled. virginia is ready to get to the polls and the president will carry virginia and as four years ago when virginia was a state that put the president over the edge in terms of winning we hope to claim that title again this year. >>chris: senator johnson, wisconsin has not gone for a republican since ronald reagan back in 1984. how much do you think that romney will be helped by the big organization that governor scott walker had to build to hold off the recall vote last june? >>guest: well, it is helpful. we have
, the political election coming up. >> eric: sure. it's the obvious question. a huge storm, master storm, both president obama and governor romney canceled a lot of their campaign events scheduled. rightly so. they should. president obama needs to stand up and show he is the president and take charge. governor romney can't look like he is politicizing a storm where a lot of people, a lot of damage, maybe a lot of people dying. can i point something out. president obama earlier today with his fema director went to podium and gave a nice speech. be careful, people lives are number one, the most important. there is a question toward the end of the speech, what will the impact be on the election, sir? president obama said i'm not worried about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families. the election will take care of itself next week. right now the number one priority is make sure we're saving lives. my question is: where was president obama a month-and-a-half ago when four of our americans were locked down, pinned down, about to be assassinated? he was in las vegas campa
does the storm mean for the presidential election. we're joined by david corn sitting with me, washington bureau chief for mother jones. david, this is an odd thing but here we are week before an election. the election will be held. we've been holding them since 1788 every two years we hold elections and this is happening. i'm going to talk later in the show, is this the black swan we always hear about, the strange thing like the dui charge that almost cost bush the election. that cost him his plurality. >> i think we won't know until the end of the week. right now we see the campaign sort of in a state of suspension. the president canceled his campaign events and mitt romney has done the same. the president -- >> but not before coming out against fema. now, this is where i talk about the strange things. it's not just the weather. it's the conjunction of weather and politics. now, not long ago in june we're going to look at a picture now, this is when the republican candidate for president, mitt romney, went on the usual ideological facet people take saying let's get rid of th
.ncicap.org-- >> all was there. the election this two weeks away, and both candidates are running as if there is no tomorrow. >> this is the first on our 48- hour flight-around campaign marathon extravaganza. we are going to pull an all- nighter. no sleep. >> no question about it, we're seeing more and more enthusiasm, or more support. >> the economy grew at an annual rate of 2%. not great, but better than expected. right here i have a very shaky limb and i will ask you to step out on it. the election were held tomorrow, mark, and who would win? >> i should not go out on any limb, given my weight. barack obama would win based upon the superior effort of the obama campaign at this point and in turning out early voters. >> evan ? >> obama, but we still have a way to go. >> nina? >> i hate doing this, but obama because of the crown them. >> colby? >> national tracking polls has of them close, but the key battleground states, obama still holds a lead. >> what is the ground game, mark? >> the organized effort over months to identify and not only support -- identified not only supporter
because -- folks, huge news. we're always looking to bring you the biggest election story. and rumors started monday about a game-changing october surprise. >> donald trump now claims to have a bombshell announcement about president obama. >> a major announcement from donald trump coming today, and why it might change your vote in the presidential election. >> i have something very very big. it's very big. bigger than anyone would know. it's going to be very big, i know one thing-- you will cover it in a very big fashion. >> stephen: yes, board up your windows, stock up on canned meats --this will be the biggest, classiest, most devastating election game-changer in the human history of time. okay? think teapot dome, only the teapot is encrusted with gold and we're using diamond tea bags. [ laughter ] the speculation was rampant. was it the long-rumored obama divorce papers? proof that obama's white half is also black? [ laughter ] no, even bigger. trump dropped a ten-mega-trump bombshell. >> if barack obama opens up and gives his college records and applications; and if he gives his p
any meaningful compromise. following his election as president november 1860, the country the script but a crisis. because many southerners feared lincoln and his republican party. republican party was a northern party, and proudly so. but it did not have a significant southern connection. lincoln was elected without a single electoral votes from any of the 15 slave states, and only four border states, missouri, kentucky, maryland and delaware did he get any popular vote. and they are nearly a handful. for the first time in the nation's history, a party without any notable southern component would be taking over the executive branch of the national government. but there was more. the republican party, as i said, was proudly a northern party, turning its brief existence found in the mid-1850s, its rhetoric had a song of the south, and the south a social institution racial slavery. their determination, that is the republicans determination, that too well the north into unity that can win a national election without any southern support, republicans repeatedly condemned the south is unp
down on the east coast just eight days before the election. nearly 60 million people are in hurricane sandy's path one way or the other. and it stretches more than 800 miles from north carolina to maine. and as sandy barrels towards the east coast, it is already bringing heavy rainfall and sustained winds up to 85 miles an hour. now, it's not just wind and rain. as much as three feet of snow is forecast in parts of west virginia. officials estimate repairing the damage for all of these states could cost billions. that's plural. hundreds of thousands of people from maryland to connecticut have been ordered to evacuate low-lying coastal areas including 375,000 in new york city, 50,000 in delaware, 30,000 in atlantic city. transit systems in new york city and washington, d.c., have been shut down. the federal government is closed. the new york stock exchange is closed. for weather today for the first time in 27 years. and for the very latest on the hurricane's path, let's go right to what mark halperin just described as a national treasure right now, bill karins, our nbc news meteorologi
that voted for kasich in the election swung overwhelmingly in favor of the unions in the referendum. secondly again the auto rescue. which makes a big difference in that quadrant you talked about. which is white working-class voters. and governor kasich dissed michigan, which i suppose is what you do when you're governor of ohio. michigan has had one of the biggest drops in unemployment. when obama took office, michigan was a mess because of the auto industry. they've had a huge drop of unemployment. even though they a little bit higher now than michigan. and i was struck that governor kasich suggested that everybody was for the auto rescue. no, they weren't. most republicans, with the exception by the way of president george w. bush who let it happen with actions he took, were against the auto rescue. so i don't understand, well i do understand, but people just don't want to take responsibility for where they stood on that issue. >> this was a question, carly about the auto bailout b. what role government direct government money would play in restructuring these companies. >> that's right. a
of the water is the presidential election. now just eight days away like an undecided voter, "the des moines register" finally made up its mind and its throwing its support behind romney machine. it came saturday online and sunday in the print edition under the headline, romney offers a fresh economic vision. the paper's editorial board writes, quote, voters should give mitt romney a chance to correct the nation's fiscal course and to implode the partisan gridlock that shackled washington and the rest of the america with want understanding he would face the aim assessment in four years if he does not succeed. pundits debate the value of these endorsement, so why does in matter? iowa's six electoral votes could decide who sits in the oval office january 20th. right now the president has a slim two-point lead if you average the recent state polls and the register's endorsement could give romney the boost he needs. it validates romney there, not to mention this is the time the register endorsed a republican in 40 years, the last one was richard nixon in 1972. we know how it turned out. mitt rom
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